The sizing and measurement guide is designed to help you get the perfect fit for your garment. The next two diagrams are designed to help show you where to take your measurements and to show a little more about what they mean in relation to your corset. Measuring the length of your body at precise points ensures the most accurate and comfortable fit.
Measuring around your body, holding the tape measure firmly but not too tight, it shouldn’t interrupt the line of the skin or the corset may pinch. Make sure that the tape measure is even and level right the way around your body to ensure the most accurate measurement.
A – Chest – Where the top line of the corset will sit.
B – Bust – The widest part of your natural bust.
C – Underbust – Where your bra strap would sit.
D – The narrowest part of your waist, usually about 2 inches above your belly button.
E – High hip – To accurately gauge the curve from the waist to the bottom line of the corset.
F – Full hip – The widest part of your hip where the lowest points of the corset will sit.
Measuring down the side of your body, take the measurement from the same level as you took the horizontal measurements.
1 – Chest to bust.
2 – Bust to underbust.
3 – Underbust to waist.
4 – Waist to high hip.
5 – High hip to full hip.
Of course, do feel free to get in touch with any questions at all. I love to make sure that we get everything perfect!
Because sizing can be a little tricky especially if you are trying to decide whether you want a ready-made corset, made to measure or fully custom, I am including a size chart with UK, USA and European dress sizes and corset sizes.
Unfortunately, because there are no official industry standard measurement charts and most clothing manufacturers will have their own size charts it can seem a little overwhelming but I have taken the most commonly used measurements to create this chart.
If you would like a copy of these sizing and measurement guide diagrams to print off at home do feel free to ask and I will email you a document.